Category Archives: Contemporary

Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?

Jane Frances is Policy Advisor in Education for Changing Faces. She is the author of Educating Children with Facial Disfigurement (London: Routledge/Falmer, 2004). Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?  This chapter’s exploration of the relationship between facial disfigurement, stigma, and … Continue reading

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Festival of Facialities

Welcome to the 2017 Effaced from History? Summer Festival of Facialities! Effaced from History? aims to expose and examine how facial disfigurement has been conceived, represented, responded to, and affected the lives of people since antiquity. Over the next few … Continue reading

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Facial Difference in ‘Wonder Woman’

Spoilers ahead for those yet to see the movie. I finally saw Wonder Woman last night. I already wanted to live on a paradisaical Amazonian island, and this has solidified that desire. The movie was fun, the cinematography was spectacular, I … Continue reading

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Skin Bleaching: A Perspective on the Ghanaian Phenomenon

We are pleased to introduce this guest post from Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (mcgyamfi@yahoo.com) of the Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Razak Mohammed Gyasi of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. … Continue reading

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‘Corpus Historicus’ Conference

Followers might be interested in a conference taking place at the end of this month in Sosnowiec, Poland. The programme for ‘Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History‘  looks like a fascinatingly wide-ranging and interdisciplinary feast of body studies across history, and … Continue reading

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‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio

Last week I saw a trailer for the new film adaptation of R. J. Palacio’s best-selling young adult novel, Wonder (Penguin Random House: 2012). The film stars Jacob Tremblay as August Pullman, and Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as his parents, and looks pretty … Continue reading

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